Fernwood Holiday Park

Fernwood Holiday Park




44 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

124 Camping Grounds

26 Motueka



Friendly, family orientated, affordable accommodation in beautiful Motueka!

A great base for kayaking, tramping and cycling trails in Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. Fernwood Holiday Park has spacious tree lined sites for caravans/camper vans/tents. It is within easy access of local amenities, cafes, wineries and art and craft galleries and the excellent Motueka Sunday market. Want to explore the new Tasman’s Great Taste Trail? A 175km circular route around the Tasman region – the cycle trail passes the entrance to our Holiday Park.

The Holiday Park is situated on SH60, 2km south of Motueka and adjacent to the Moutere inlet. It is a short walk or cycle ride to the beach, saltwater baths and marina. Enjoy a walk or cycle ride to Motueka Spit; which is next to the golf course. Motueka River is renowned for trout fishing. Most of our accommodation units are accessible for those with disabilities. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

“Your hosts are Tony and Judith Peters.”

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Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionMotueka


  • Camping Grounds




  • Motels

    We have 3 family size Motels which can sleep up to 8 persons. Fully made-up beds. Spacious bathroom with toilet, vanity and shower.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $160/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day
  • Studio Motels

    We have 2 studio motels with own carport, picnic table & clothes line. Fully made up beds, Freeview satellite TV, spacious bathroom with toilet, vanity and shower.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $125/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day
  • Standard Cabins

    Two cabins suitable for up to four persons, with a kingsize bed and a set of bunks, with a deck close to the amenities building, overlooking the grass courtyard.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $75/day
    Extra Adult $25/day
    Extra Child $15/day
  • Power Sites

    30 tree lined power sites for caravans or motor homes. Very large sites for bigger families or groups.

    Adult $21/day
    Child $10/day
  • Tent Sites

    22 tent sites with trees to give shelter & privacy, some sites back on to the children's playground for families with children. Plenty of space for tents & car.

    Adult $18/day
    Child $10/day


Showing 13 reviews of 44.

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Ranking: 2/10

Sehr hoher Prreis für nichts. Kein WLan, Schwimmbad kaputt, keine Dump Station, für Duschen muss man bezahlen, die Hauptstraße führt direkt neben dem Campingplatz vorbei. Wir hatten das Gefühl die LKW fahren direkt durch unseren Camper. Sehr schlecht ausgestattetet und herunter gekommenen Küche. Schmutziges Bad und Duschen...keine Empfehlung!!!

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Freya K

Ranking: 2/10

Pretty poor experience. Pricey for what it is: $42 for a powered site - on grass. Facilities are fairly run down still. Have to pay extra for showers $0.50 for 6 minutes and only two shower cubicles in the women's. Coin box is on outside of cubicle and hot water starts when you put coin in, so tricky to use. Instructions explicitly stated to get change from reception if you don't have any, but we got yelled at for interrupting the staff's 'lie in' (it was 9am on a Friday). Apparently reception doesn't open until 10am 'during the winter months', despite hours not being listed anywhere and not being informed as much the day before on check in. We tried to ask other campers for change before disturbing reception because it looked closed, but also had a time schedule to stick to - that was thrown off. Kitchen is missing most utensils, a drawer of lots of forks and one knife. Lots of angry signs about guests cleaning up after themselves "I am not your mother" but still very grubby. Not worth the cost. If you don't want people coming to reception for shower change - maybe don't charge for hot showers? Or get a change machine? Or ask if they need change during check in? No one deserves to be yelled at because they need a shower and were following your instructions and rules.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 9/10

Offers all facilities, including washing mashines and several ovens to have a pizza or two. Showers take are 50 Cent for 6 minutes. Overall nice spot but not cheap. Kayak tours through Abel tasman start nearby, would recommend these as well.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Stefano Clerici


Ranking: 9/10

Very well located close to abel tasman park. Facilities needs to be renewed.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lisa Prentiss

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to camp after hiking Able Tasman. Facilities were up to date, very very clean with great hot showers($3 for 6 mintues) and washer/dryer. The owners are so, so nice and helpful and even lent us their ketchup for our daughter's hotdog. They obviously work very very hard. There were birds that my daughter loved to look at and a TV room that has some DVDs we borrowed for one night. Great value for the money!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Joerg Schmalzi

Ranking: 2/10

$46 for two people on an unpowered site. For that you get Internet which isn't working. And of course you have to pay extra for the showers.
Worse price/performance ratio so far in NZ.
And as others already mentioned : it is situated between two noisy streets.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Philip Grose

Ranking: 9/10

Would give it 10/10 if it had a dump station. Had to travel to the New World car park to empty the toilet cartridge. Lovely people.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Christian Oerlemans

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and cozy, very clean, friendly staff, normal priced.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Blu Ice

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground, well stocked kitchen. A garden which you can pick veges and herbs from, with friendly locals and owners.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Chloe McKee

Ranking: 7/10

Unpowered sites fairly close to road but not a massive problem if you park on the other side. Kitchen and showers very clean. Several locals living here but friendly, not a problem! $17 each for unpowered site and showers only 50c!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jessy Tscherrig

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed for one night in June on a powered site and paid $19 per person. We had enough space and the facilities were great. The owner is lovely, would definitely recommend this campsite.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Hartje Opfietse

Ranking: 4/10

This is a small campsite. The staff have a very business like approach. Just pay and there's your spot. The amenities are too little, even for the small campsite. Pretty noisy near the main road. Would definitely not stay here again.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Inge Taalman

Ranking: 8/10

It's a relatively small but lovely campsite. Helpful staff members and really good wifi! Can recommend it for sure.

Reviewed about 3 years ago